FIDLAR

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
Buy On
  1. 60
    Their songs are surprisingly melodic; sweet, even--well, with the possible exception of Whore.
  2. Alternative Press
    Jan 22, 2013
    60
    This record possesses a contagious energy that exists not in lieu of a hook but actively as the hook. [Feb 2013, p.90]
  3. Jan 22, 2013
    60
    Over the course of 14 songs, when the emotional range is the difference between singing, "I just wanna get really high" and "I feel like shooting up," the content [getting wasted and having a good time] can wear on you--or, much like Andrew W.K.'s party music before it, it can fuel you.
  4. Jan 22, 2013
    60
    All that it has going for it is the promise of adolescent wit, and even in that regard it completely fails to deliver.
  5. Jan 22, 2013
    60
    It's certainly not revelatory, but it makes no such claims.
  6. Jan 31, 2013
    40
    Once or twice they really hit the spot--No Waves could hardly be catchier, and Black Out Stout could have the Black Lips looking over their shoulder--but more often they don't.
  7. Jan 24, 2013
    40
    Just occasionally the band drops hints that they might have a future beyond this loutish, two-dimensional debut.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 14, 2013
    7
    FIDLAR is everything you would expect from their early singles, just a big bundle of nihilistic fun. Don't take it too seriously and you willFIDLAR is everything you would expect from their early singles, just a big bundle of nihilistic fun. Don't take it too seriously and you will be rewarded. Garage punk at it's most enjoyable but perhaps not it's most consistent. Full Review »